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Eagle and Child Pub

49 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
01865 302925
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Ranked #5 of 50 nightlife in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The pub was filled with people (mainly american pensioners). If you are a Tolkien fan, this is a must-see place. Too much of a "tourist attraction" for my taste. It seemed that there were only tourists in the pub. If not, Oxford has a lot of comfy (and less crowded) pubs to offer. The food and beer were good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Ate here last night although it may have been mid-afternoon when we arrived. Tolkein could have knocked off a book in the time. When the food came it was delivered with truculence. Evidently problems in kitchen but no communication to diners about problems and failing to offer possibility of leaving, having paid in advance, is pretty feeble. Avoid on Mondays,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It's been a while since I went to Oxford, but it's always a pleasure to have lunch at the Eagle and Child. What a lovely pub it is! Oozing character, with amazing literary connections (I really wanted to see what was behind the door marked "Narnia"!), it's a very popular haunt for locals, students and tourists alike so we were... More

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New England
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64 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Worth it just to watch them hand pump the beers and peruse the many interconnected rooms. We had a pint here after visiting Blenheim Palace in nearby Woodstock and thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stumbled upon this place on Saturday 5th April and were very lucky to get a table for four straight away. Many people came in and had to leave as there was not enough seating for all. We had to wait approx 30mins for our food as the kitchen was busy but we tucked into the Ossian Real Ale and... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Best to go early-ish, or not on a Saturday night, if you want a seat. It seems to get more and more popular every year, but I keep coming back. The staff are nice, and it's an uncomplicated and pleasant place to enjoy a pint or two. I haven't eaten there, but the diners I saw looked happy and satisfied.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The atmosphere was as good as it always was and the place buzzing. Certainly a trip down memory lane after long absence and not disappointed. The beer as good as ever although the place seems to have grown smaller and the food tasty and hot when it arrived; to be fair it was very busy so the logistics of catering... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere is wonderful. This is the best pub I have been in for a long time. Wide choice of drinks with wine at £10 a bottle very good value for money. It is like stepping back in time. A must!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

My husband and I were on route from Suffolk to Gloucester and as soon as my husband realised we were going near oxford he insisted we stayed nearby overnight and visited this pub and I'm so glad we did. It was absolutely jam packed on a Friday at 7pm and we were lucky to get the last table. The food... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Very good pub for drinking. Didn't try the good so cannot comment on it. Staff excellent, and very extensive ale cellar.

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